Cartersville, Georgia

Cartersville is a city in Bartow County, Georgia, in the United States. It was named after Col. Madeline Carter. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 15,925. Growth is evident as the community's population rose to 21,274 as of the 2005 mid-census estimate. Although unofficial, Cartersville will most-likely become a micropolitan area in 2007.


Cartersville sits at the junction of Interstate 75, U.S. Highway 411, U.S. Highway 41, Georgia Highway 113, Georgia Highway 61, Georgia Highway 293, and Georgia Highway 20, making it the hub of Northwest Georgia

Cartersville districts

  • East Cartersville is east of the split between Highways 20 and 411. Rowland Springs is the only incorporated town in the district. It includes the unincorporated areas of Laffingal, Allatona and Bonita. The population of the district is about 9,000.
  • North Cartersville is the area between Highways 41 and 75. Two other highways pass through the district.
  • South Cartersville includes Old Alabama, Douthit Ferry, and West Avenue. It is the location of Westend Plaza, the city's mall. The population of the district is about 5,000.
  • West Cartersville includes the surrounding areas of Atco, Sugar Valley, Euharlee, and Kingston. The population of these places together was approximately 13,500 as of 2007.
  • Junta is the district along Tennessee Street.
  • Downtown Cartersville is the Olde Town Neighborhood Historic District and Bullneck.

Cartersville area communities


Cartersville is located at (34.176405, -84.803916).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.5 square miles (60.9 km²), of which, 23.4 square miles (60.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 15,925 people, 5,870 households, and 4,132 families residing in the city. The population density was 680.7 people per square mile (262.9/km²). There were 6,130 housing units at an average density of 262.0/sq mi (101.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.53% White, 17.04% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.76% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.28% of the population.

There were 5,870 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,162, and the median income for a family was $48,219. Males had a median income of $35,092 versus $25,761 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,977. About 8.9% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Places of Interest

  • Western Art Museum on North Museum Drive in Cartersville. The museum is currently undergoing expansion but what currently is the museum is still open as usual.
  • Etowah Indian Mounds is an archaeological native american site in Bartow County, Georgia south of Cartersville.

Important highways

4 lane highways;

113- through N. Cartersville and S. Cartersville (2 lane through Dtwn.)

41- forms border between N. Cartersville and Downtown Cartersville south of Hobby Lobby, and defines the border between N. Cartersville and W. Cartersville north of Hobby Lobby.

411- through N. Cartersville, W. Cartersville, and S. Cartersville.

75- through N. Cartersville and defines border between E. and N. Cartersville north of exit 288.

61- Breaks off from 113 in S. Cartersville near the Cartersville Airport. [Dtwn. considered Tennessee Street and is often 2 or 3 lane.

Douthit Ferry Road- (Soon to be 4 lane) connects West Avenue to Old Alabama Road. T at Old Alabama where *Carter Grove Plantation* lays.

Euharlee Road- (Soon to be 4 lane) Connects Cliff Nelson Rd. to West Avenue, long.

Notable residents


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